கிறிஸ்துவ சர்ச் பிரிவு வங்கி- மக்களிடம் 16 கோடி மோசடி
CID raids office of ‘fraud’ NGO
Express News ServiceFirst Published : 18 Sep 2010 05:03:47 AM IST
BANGALORE: The CID (Cyber Crime) on Friday raided the office of Salve Regina Charitable Trust, an NGO that allegedly cheated ICICI Bank by making more than 134 fraudulent money transfers through the payment gateway given to it by the bank.
The trust reportedly cheated the bank of `15.69 crore.
According to sources, the police have seized some documents from the office and interrogated the employees of the trust represented by Regina Seelan.
Police said the accused used fraudulent credit/ debit cards in the name of many NRIs, mainly from the USA, to transfer money.
The case came to light after many people approached the bank saying they had not authorised any money transfer to the NGO.
ICICI Bank’s Merchant Service department approached the Cyber
Crime police and reported the matter
Salve Regina Charitable Trust Cheats 16 Crores
NGO cheats bank, NRIs of Rs 15 crore
The SRC Trust is a registered trust in Karnataka, with its Reg No: 131/2005-2006, Holding I.T exempted under 12.A and 80 G5(VI) and also having FCRA . We having Branches at Chennai and Velankanni.
Mrs. Regina Seelan is the Founder President of the trust.us in the society.Our Trustees
Mr. Z. Victor D’Sovra
Mr. Thimas P. Joseph
Mr. Vijayakumar Rajkumar
Mr. C.P. Jayaseelan
Ms. J.M.F. Veena
Mr. Christy Solomon
BANGALORE: They made tall promises of greater good, of serving the poor, of supporting orphans. In the end, however, it turned out that they were the only cause they served. A Bangalore-based NGO has defrauded ICICI Bank, and 134 people – many of them NRIs based in USA – of Rs 15.69 crore by using their credit and debit card details. The money was swindled in just a month, said police officials.
The Salve Regina Charitable Trust, which believes that “service to mankind is service to God”, has been booked by the Cyber Crime division of the CID for fraudulent money transfers. The NGOs’s modus operandi was, seemingly, foolproof.It maintained a website (http://srctrust.org) that spelt out in detail its social charter, and invited donations.
To evoke trust, the NGO declared that it had approval for foreign remittances under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.It also had a payment gateway provided by ICICI Bank.The catch was: The NGO used the payment gateway to make fraudulent transfers to its own account using credit card details of NRIs.The police are still to ascertain how the NGO got hold of the credit card details.
The scam was unearthed after 134 people, including NRIs, complained to the bank saying they had not authorised any transaction to the NGO’s account. Maria Rueben, ICICI Bank’s legal Counsel, Merchant Services division, filed the case against Salve Regina Charitable Trust represented by Regina Seelan and 25 other trusties. The legal department of ICICI Bank tried to contact the NGO to verify the transactions but the trustees didn’t part with the information, said a police officer on condition of anonymity. All the trustees are residents of Bangalore, Ruben told the police.
The CID had issued a search warrant against the NGO and is seeking the assistance from the service provider, VCube Technologies, Chennai.Deputy Superintendent of Police, CID (Cyber Crime), T V Prabhakar is investigating the case.According to the complaint, the Salve Regina Charitable Trust approached ICICI Merchant Services in March 2010 for support to build a ‘payment gateway’ by providing a e-banking account.
The NGO claimed its registered office was at Kalyananagar, HSR Layout.The bank set up the payment gateway on May 28. Between July 1 and August 13, the trust made 995 transactions and swiped Rs 5,68,53,627 using credit and debit cards.
Breach of trust
City-based charitable trust duped 134 bank customers of over Rs 15 cr by making 995 illegal online transactions using their credit cards
A city-based bank has filed a complaint against a city-based charitable trust for fraudulently making online transactions worth Rs 15.6 crore within four months.
The fraud came to light when bank officials started receiving complaints from around 134 customers, alleging that fraudulent online transactions were made using their cards.
After verification, the bank officials told them that the transactions were a donation to a charitable trust, to which, the customers replied that they have not made any donations to any trust and the transactions were a fraud.
Based on the information, Maria Ruben, legal officer, ICICI bank, has filed a complaint with the cyber crime police.
Ruben said that Salve Regina Charitable Trust, which has a registered office at Kalyan Nagar, had approached the bank’s Indiranagar branch with a request of setting up an electronic payment gateway banking facility to seek payments and donations from philanthropists for various charitable works.
Since it was for a social cause, the bank readily agreed and set up the facility on its official website, allowing them to accept payments through the Internet.
However, between July 1 and August 13, the trust has made 995 transactions and swiped Rs 15,68,53,627 from various credit and debit cards.
The bank’s legal department tried to contact the trust to cross check the transactions, but the trust members did not cooperate.
The trust is headed by Regina Seelan and 25 others, including her relatives and friends. All trustees live in Bangalore, Ruben told the police.
Based on the complaint, the cyber crime investigators have issued a search warrant against the IT company that developed the website for the trust to check the fraudulent transactions.
They have also sealed the offices of the trust. The accused are absconding.
To Establish aged homes, orphanage, free training centers for tailoring, computer and self employment schemes.
To conduct medical camps on slum areas to create awareness in life kill in diseases such as aids, cancer etc.
To extend Materialistic held to poor students. And many tentative projects to meet the unexpected problems that suppress the oppressed further to the bottom.
DIVYA SHANTHI SENIOR CITIZEN HOME
For uncared aged people, “DIVYA SHANTHI SENIOR CITIZEN HOME” is now run by the Salve Regina Charitable Trust. Elders are taken care for their daily needs, medical help and above all loving care to them for which they long for.
Asha Kiran Childrens Home(Orphans):
Children are the future citizens of the glorious world. We have orphans to whom food, shelter, clothing and education are provided to them for a dignified, glorious life to them. The culture, fundamental rights and responsibility are taught to them by experts. This paradise was our dream.
Wisdom Computer Center:
This is a center where computer training is given to all from low profile as a part of slum development programme where so far many able could not go up in the ladder of improvement due to lack of money and failure in admissions in such courses because of so many under lying reasons.
Divine Health Center
This is exclusively for poor for providing them free treatment for all the prevailing ailments, by expert doctors of their respective faculty of medical area.
Our future plans are to construct and make it available, A minimum 10 bedded hospital to maximum with all latest techniques. At present we utilize the service of 2 doctors, 2 nurses, 3 ayyas, which will be increased in due course.
Pride Tuition center:
Free tuition is to provided to all needy in all subjects to enable the students for a perfect understanding of the subject and a pass to quality themselves. This has no creed, caste and provided to all.
Meridian Man Power consultancy:
It is a part of our trial to get placement for eligible candidates in various companies to earn and maintain themselves.
Immanuel Senior citizen’s home:
Home for aged is run not only to give them wordy needs but also love and affection for which they long for, Independent cots, furniture and common dining room are given for their privacy and the company of co citizens.
Avia Maria Children’s Home – Velankanni:
This home in is Velankanni, the holy place for Christians and a touring center in south India. Mr. Stalin, the incharge of h